What is SmartLipo?
SmartLipo is laser assisted liposuction procedure that is performed using a small cannula (or tube) about the size of the tip of a pen that is inserted under the skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula, causing them to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. New collagen is produced resulting in tissue tightening and improvement in overall contour of treated area.
What areas of the body can be treated for SmartLipo procedures?
SmartLipo Triplex is ideal for the neck, jawline, arms, breasts, “bra fat”,abdomen, “love handles”, “saddle bags”, inner and outer thighs and knees.
How many treatments are necessary for SmartLipo?
Typically only one treatment is required. Results can be seen within a week, with continued improvement over 4 to 6 months. A compression garment may be worn for 4-7 days after treatment, depending on the body area treated.
Is there any scarring involved?
The incision site will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. We will evaluate your skin type and provide you information on how you can help make scars appear less visible.
What is the recovery time?
Dr. Behr recommends that patients take 2 – 3 days to recover; however, most patients are ready to return to their daily activities 4-5 days following the procedure. Patients may have to wear some post-surgical garments and bandages to aid in the healing process for one to two weeks. Generally, the skin returns to normal within 3 – 6 months following SmartLipo. Infection at the incision sites is the only serious risk associated with SmartLipo, however with careful monitoring and follow-up care, most patients reach a complete recovery with minimal complications.
How long does a SmartLipo treatment take?
On average, the Smartlipo procedure will take 1.5-2 hours. This is dependent on the number of areas to be treated and the size of the areas.
What type of results can I expect with a SmartLipo treatment?
SmartLipo can a create a high definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines in women and abdominal muscles in men (six pack abs) and skin tightening. Smartlipo permanently removes fat cells from the body. However, it is important for patients to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. SmartLipo should be a jump start to a healthier lifestyle and overall approach to your well-being.
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